International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2020 for High School & University Students [Prizes Upto Rs. 53k]: Apply by May 15: Expired

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About the Competition

The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition is an international science competition that enables students from all countries to prove their skills and to unleash their creativity in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. IAAC gives you the unique opportunity to apply your skills to challenging problems. Participants can receive certificates, awards, cash prizes, and global recognition.

Who can Participate?

In order to participate in the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition, you have to be a high-school or university student. Students from all grades and all countries are invited to participate! There are two age categories:

  • Junior: under 18 years on 15. May 2020 (submission deadline)
  • Youth: over 18 years on 15. May 2020 (submission deadline)

Depending on your age category you will have to score more points to qualify for the next round. To solve the problems you should be interested in astronomy, smart, and creative. You should also have a working internet connection to submit your solution online.

Prizes and Awards

The prizes and awards worth a total of 700 USD which include cash prizes of 450 USD: All participants (regardless of the results) receive participation certificates to honor their efforts. The overall best students can achieve a 1. prize, 2. prize, and 3. prize as well as special awards for being the best students from each global region:

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1. Prize 200 USD Cash Prize, Special 1. Prize Certificate

2. Prize 150 USD Cash Prize, Special 2. Prize Certificate

3. Prize 100 USD Cash Prize, Special 3. Prize Certificate

All Finalists Bronze Honour, Silver Honour or Gold Honour

All Participants Official Participation Certificate + Special Honour for digital Submission

How to Apply?

Interested participants can apply for the competition through this link.

Application Deadline

May 15, 2020

For further details, click here.



  1. rishabh suar says:

    It is a good competition .In the period of the lockdown this is helping to keep children engaged.


  2. Dibyajyoti Chakrabarty says:

    Nice tricky but quite easy questions

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